Program Description

Recently, industry has made great strides in the field of industrial maintenance, or mechatronics. It creates a synergy needed to create a simpler, efficient, and effective manufacturing system. As this automation increases, so does the need for qualified technicians.

According to O-Net, it is projected that employment needs through 2028 in the Commonwealth total an additional 5,250 employees. There are currently 518 individuals employed in Mechatronics in the North Central Workforce Development Area.

The necessity to understand and train support technicians often requires a retooling of incumbent employees and initial training of employees entering this field. NPRC understands this human capital gap and has made a commitment to provide this training to the region.

Course areas available in this area may include:

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Commercial and Industrial Electricity
  • Hydraulics
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Motor Controls
  • Pneumatics
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Robotics

Upcoming Courses

Course: Synergy in Manufacturing
Location: NPRC Education and Training Center
Date: January 30, 2023 – February 3, 2023
Days/Times: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Registration Opens: December 1, 2022
Course Description: This 36-hour course will provide the student with fundamental knowledge and skills needed to identify problems and solutions within the manufacturing environment. Topics covered will include: Industrial safety, mechanical power systems, hydraulics/pneumatics, electrical systems, precision measurement, and programmable logic controllers. Instruction will be a combination of lecture and practical experience utilizing training aids.

Course: Synergy in Manufacturing
Location: NPRC Education and Training Center
Date: March 6, 2023 – March 10, 2023
Days/Times: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Registration Opens: January 1, 2023